Ambassador Davies Honors Mahidol Award Laureates
U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies hosted a reception at his residence in honor of the 2017 Prince Mahidol Award Laureates in the fields of Medicine and Public Health. During the reception and in celebration of 200 years of U.S.-Thai friendship, Ambassador Davies noted health as a central part of the relationship between the two countries.
“As the Prince Mahidol Awards honor outstanding and exemplary contributions to the advancement of the world’s medical and public health services, so does the great and good friendship of these two countries. The United States of America is not only proud of this year’s Prince Mahidol Award recipients, but is also proud of our longstanding partnership with Thailand to make a safer, healthier world,” said Ambassador Davies.
Over the last 60 years, health collaboration has become a central part of the effort of the U.S. Mission to Thailand with about one-fifth of its personnel working in partnership with their Thai colleagues on health issues. The U.S and Thailand work hand-in-hand to research and develop vaccines and drugs to prevent and treat diseases, ultimately improving the lives of the people of the Kingdom of Thailand, the people of the United States of America and the people of the world.